Robert Kembel

Robert Kembel

Robert Leonard Kembel, 69, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born June 3, 1951, in Saint Louis to Robert and Mary Kathryn Finley Kembel.

He and Debra Ervin Kembel were married Oct. 30, 1971, in Cape Girardeau.

He served eight years in the National Guard.

Robert served 32 years in the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. He retired in 2007 as a battalion chief.

He truly was dedicated to family. He was an awesome husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend. Robert loved to work on the farm and loved the animals.

Survivors include his wife, Debie Kembel of Oak Ridge; son, Paul Scott Kembel of Oak Ridge; and brother, Michael Dennis (Diane) Kembel of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department.

Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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